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Senior Modeling & Simulation Scientist - 28197 in Monterey, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/6/2019

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    Monterey, CA
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Job Description



Position Summary

The Senior MS Scientist provides Modeling & Simulation support services to the United States Navy's Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Under limited supervision, the Senior MS Scientist designs, develops, modifies and tests defense system focused models and simulations. 

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Broadly applies basic principles, theories, and concepts to job assignments.
  • Solves a diverse range of complex problems, working with limited direction.
  • Frequently interfaces with internal/external customers and makes significant contributions to department goals and planning efforts.
  • Develops and codes software programs, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources.
  • Designs and implements processes and solutions associated with a wide variety of data sets used for data/text mining, analysis, modeling, and predicting to enable informed business decisions. Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Assists in implementing new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis.
  • Participates in creating various Machine Learning-based tools or processes within the company.
  • Determine new ways to improve data and search quality, and predictive capabilities.
  • Develop data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Authors or assists in producing written deliverables to include reports, spreadsheets, databases, formal process mapping, technical design, system testing and implementation activities explaining their findings and recommendations for managers, executives and other officials.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends.
  • Provides guidance/leadership to less experienced MS Scientists.

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Computer Engineering or related field plus 5 to 7 years of experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
  • Six years M&S research experience and at least six years of war-gaming research experience required.
  • Must have  experience and knowledge to design, develop, modify, and test defense system focused models and simulations.
  • Experienced at extracting the meaning from and interpret data, which requires both tools and methods from statistics and machine learning.
  • Must be proficient in X3D, VRML, XML, SYSML, or similar modeling languages.
  • Must have experience instructing others on the use of models and simulations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Extensive background in Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Intuition, Data Visualization and Communication.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts and experience with applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.





Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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